Obituary for Richard Varnum Noyes

noyes_c_misc_945.pdf

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Title

Obituary for Richard Varnum Noyes

Subject

Death; Obituaries; Plague

Description

In what appears to be a newspaper clipping, an unknown author relays a cablegram they received from Canton (Guangzhou), China, notifying them of Richard's death. He died of the Bubonic plague. The notification of death concludes with some lines written by Richard's father, Henry, several years prior.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Loose, The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection

Publisher

Unpublished

Date

1904

Contributor

Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

Format

PDF

Language

eng (English)

Type

Text

Identifier

noyes_c_misc_945

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Text

A Sad Loss. [Note: RICHARD is written in black pen]
The following sad cablegram
was received from Canton, China
at the Noyes home last Friday
afternoon containing the words
"Richards funeral May 26."
Many will remember Richard
Noyes the bright estimable young
man who while attending the
University at Wooster spent his
vacations at the Noyes home with
his loving aunts. He was the
youngest son of Dr. Henry Noyes
now of China. The entire com-
munity sympathise with them in
this their sad affliction. The in-
telligence received is so meagre as
no further particulars can be re-
ceived for thirty days. The fol-
lowing lines were written several
years ago by Dr. Henry Noyes, of
Canton China father of the de-
ceased and seems to be especially
comforting to the sorrowing friends
at this time:
HE DOETH ALL THINGS WELL.
He doeth all things well, ah yes
In sorrow hour 'tis sweet to feel
That He who hath all power to bless
Is ever doing all things well.

But my poor heart is sometimes weak,
When troubles wabes around me swell
And slow to hear the promise speak
Of Him who doeth all things well.

For darkness sometimes shades the light
E'en when I know that all is well
Clouds sometimes veil the sun though bright
When falling tears my burdens tell.

But soon the cloud has passed away,
The "Bow of Promise" smiles on high
"Strength shall be ever as thy day"
Then every falling tear is dry.

For all 'tis well, I know 'tis so
The God that guards the sparrows flight,
Will never let us sink so low,
As not to see some promise bright.

Too long His arm my weary head,
Has born above afflictions waves
For one to doubt the love He's said
He gives the children whom he saves.

Glad them my heart this truth declares
Far as thy voice hath power to tell
With matchless love and tender care,
He doeth all things well.

Word was received just before
g ing to press that Mr. R. Noyes
died of the plague which is spread-
ing rapidly in that country.

Original Format

Newspaper clipping

Citation

Unknown, “Obituary for Richard Varnum Noyes,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed August 15, 2022, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/1056.

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